For the academic year 2022-23, we make an accommodation guarantee offer* to all our new undergraduate and foundation students. If you meet the following criteria, we guarantee to offer you a room in a Queen Mary hall of residence, or with one of our partner providers:
If you do not meet the published deadline, then applications will be considered on date of housing application submission basis (with priority given to those living outside of Greater London).
*Please note this guarantee does not apply for students who are applying for couples or family accommodation.
All new postgraduate applicants are eligible for accommodation in Queen Mary halls, or with one of our partner providers, subject to meeting the following conditions.
For the academic year 2022-23, if you meet the following criteria, we guarantee to offer you a room* in a Queen Mary hall of residence, or with one of our partner providers:
All new applicants studying on a January start course can apply for accommodation in Queen Mary halls, or with one of our partner providers, subject to meeting the following conditions:
If you have applied for a programme commencing in the January of the 2022-23 year, and would like to stay in University accommodation during that programme, you will need to make a housing application using the application for the ‘2022-23 academic year’. You will then be required to complete an application for 2023-24 for the final term of your course (September-January).
There are no guarantees you will be offered a place in accommodation, offers are made subject to availability.
For the academic year 2022-23, we make an accommodation guarantee offer* to all our first-year undergraduate and foundation students. If you meet the following criteria, we guarantee to offer you a room in a Queen Mary hall of residence, or with one of our partner providers (this is reviewed annually):
For the academic year 2022-23, all new International Foundation and Pre-Masters applicants are guaranteed accommodation in Queen Mary halls*, or with one of our partner providers (this is reviewed annually), subject to meeting the following conditions:
All new Study Abroad and Associate applicants can apply for accommodation in Queen Mary halls, or with one of our partner providers, subject to meeting the following conditions:
There are no guarantees you will be offered a place in accommodation, offers are made subject to availability. The earlier you apply the better your chances will be.
For the academic year 2022-23, we make an accommodation guarantee offer to all our new degree apprenticeship students. If you meet the following criteria, we guarantee to offer you a room in a Queen Mary hall of residence, or with one of our partner providers:
For the academic year 2022-23, all new care experienced students and students without family contact are guaranteed accommodation in Queen Mary halls*, or with one of our partner providers, subject to meeting the following conditions:
Queen Mary University of London provides a range of services to support care experienced and estranged students. Please see the 'Accommodation' section on each page of the relevant website above for details of how to evidence your status.
We reserve a significant number of places for our applicants who join us through clearing.
We allocate rooms on a random ballot system to applicants who submit their online housing application by Wednesday 24 August (midnight BST).
In order to submit your housing application you must be placed at Queen Mary, i.e. you must be holding an unconditional firm (UF) offer.
The Admissions Office will send you login details to the housing application system to applicants once their status is confirmed as UF on UCAS.
If you wish your application for accommodation to be entered into the ballot it is very important that you accept your offer of a Clearing place at QMUL as soon as possible.
The ballot will be drawn on Thursday 25 August and successful applicants will be sent an email confirmation and housing offer on Friday 26 August.
Applicants who are unsuccessful in the ballot will be assisted to find alternative housing.
Please note: extenuating circumstances and medical/disability circumstances are not taken into consideration in the Clearing Housing Ballot.
Direct applicants into the 2nd or subsequent year of study who have not lived in Queen Mary halls before, are eligible to apply by the deadline of 30 June of the year of entry.
A guarantee of housing will only extend if applicants are from institutions with formal partnership arrangements with Queen Mary, otherwise allocations are made subject to availability once all our other commitments have been met.
Only applicants who have accepted a firm offer to study at Queen Mary University of London are sent login details to apply for housing, therefore you will be unable to meet the housing deadline of 30 June. Despite missing the deadline we strongly encourage you to apply for accommodation as soon as you receive your login details sent by email from the Admissions Office. Once you have applied you will automatically be placed onto the halls waiting list for any last minute cancellations, either before term starts or during the term. Priority will be given to applicants living furthest away. If it looks unlikely we will be able to make you an offer in halls, or if you feel it is untenable to remain on the waiting list beyond the start of term, we will provide you with lots of support and guidance on seeking alternative housing.
Our team of housing advisors, will be able to provide you with specific advice geared to your housing needs. Our website also provides information on short stay options, hotels, hostels, privately built halls and homestay opportunities. Please don’t be discouraged, we are here to help and ease your transition into university life.
Queen Mary is currently planning to offer either online or face to face versions of the Pre-Sessional this summer.
You can see all that we are offering here.
If you have also applied for a place to study on one of our Degree programmes for the 2022-23 year, and would like to stay in University accommodation during that programme, you will need to make a housing application using the application for the ‘2022-23 academic year’. Further details on how to apply for accommodation for your degree programme will be sent once you have accepted your offer for that programme.
Applications for 2021-22 academic year are open and if you plan to study in person this summer, you will also need to submit an application for the academic session 2021-22. Full details on accommodation types and costs can be found here.
Please ensure you read all communication from Housing Services carefully, as we will be communicating with you by email.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in how to apply for the Queen Mary Summer School accommodation while you are studying in London, further information can be found at:
Unfortunately, European Exchange students are not eligible for Queen Mary University of London housing. It may be possible to offer halls from Term 2, subject to availability. Comprehensive advice can be given in finding alternative accommodation.
Returning students no longer have any priority for accommodation, unless they have extenuating circumstances (supported by the Queen Mary University's Disability and Dyslexia Service or the Estates and Facilities Appeal Panel)
Any surplus of rooms or mid-term vacancies, once our commitment to all new students has been met, will be offered to the following groups who have completed their full degree at Queen Mary in the following order:
Submission date of application will be taken into consideration within each category, when waiting lists are compiled.
Students who have not fulfilled their financial obligations to the University or have not abided by the disciplinary rules and regulations of the University will not be offered accommodation.
Online Housing Application
The online housing application process opens in March each year. Due to the popularity of Queen Mary Halls we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as you receive the log in details sent from the Admissions Office, once you firmly accept your place of study here. Room allocations are made on a 'first come, first serve' basis, after all other eligibility criteria has been met.
Please note: if you are holding a conditional offer at Queen Mary University of London please do not wait until you receive your examination results before completing and submitting your housing application.
If you have extenuating circumstances or a medical/disability that you wish to be considered when submitting your application please submit any supporting literature, which is relevant to your case within 14 days of making your application.
In the case of a medical condition you will need to provide medical evidence signed and dated within three months of the date of your application. This evidence has to be written in English and provided by a doctor or other medical professional, such as a specialist. Unless you are a first year international student applying to study at Queen Mary this evidence must come from a medical practitioner based in the UK. All applications with the necessary supporting literature will then be passed to the University's Disability and Dyslexia Service for an assessment. For further information go to Disability and Dyslexia Service.
Any non-medical extenuating circumstances will be referred to the Estates and Facilities Review Panel for consideration. You will be required to send an email outlining your extenuating circumstances to email@example.com and any supporting literature should be scanned and sent with this email. Your request will be acknowledged and you will be informed of the Panel outcome by email.